Should West Ham hijack Serie A side's move for Giuseppe Rossi?

Giuseppe Rossi of ACF Fiorentina in action  during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on January 9, 2016 in Florence, Italy.

West Ham United are in need of more firepower up front.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Hammers boss David Moyes will surely be looking to bolster his attacking options in January, with his goal-shy side currently deeply embroiled in a real relegation battle.

The problem for the Scot is that he is unlikely to be given a hefty transfer budget, so he will have to be shrewd in his recruitment.

With this in mind, Moyes should consider taking a punt on free agent Giuseppe Rossi, who is attracting interest from Serie A side Genoa, according to Football Italia.

Giuseppe Rossi of ACF Fiorentina looks on during the Serie A match betweeen Juventus FC and ACF Fiorentina at Juventus Arena on December 13, 2015 in Turin, Italy.Giuseppe Rossi 

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The 30-year-old has been out of action for quite some time after suffering an ACL injury last season, and has not played a competitive game since April of this year.

His availability on a free, however, means that there would be limited risk involved in bringing him to the club, and West Ham should attempt to hijack Genoa's bid to sign him.

The left-footed hitman is a wonderfully cultured footballer, and his ability to link up play between the midfield and attack could prove to be crucial to the Hammers' hopes of enjoying a successful campaign.

Giuseppe Rossi of ACF Fiorentina in action against Lukasz Traika of KKS Lech Poznan during the UEFA Europa League group I match between ACF Fiorentina and KKS Lech Poznan on October 22,...Giuseppe Rossi

He is also a wonderful finisher when presented with a goalscoring opportunity, and his skill-set means that he would be the ideal strike partner for Andy Carroll.

And if Moyes can bring him to the London Stadium, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for West Ham.

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